Decay In Public Schools: Nasarawa Govt To Spend N1.5 Billion For The Renovation Of 25 Schools In Nasarawa State
The commissioner, ministry of education, Ahmed Aliyu Tijjani has vehemently denied that there was any plan by the state government to spend N1.5bn for the total overhauling and renovation of 25 selected public schools that are in comatose.
The commissioner while responding to a text message by universalrepoerters247.com on the estimate given by the state ministry of Works and Transport.
See the text message send by universalreporters247.com
“Hon. commissioner sir, two other reporters and I would be around to balance the report of N1.5bn for the renovations of 25 schools in the state”.
See the response of Hon.Tijjani.
” There is no any balance report because there was no any N1.5bn released for renovation of schools pls”.
However an authority from the state ministry of education disclosed that the state ministry of Works gave an estimate of N1.5bn for the renovations of public schools at the pangs of collapsed
The revelation was made during a meeting by the state ministry of education, principals and Chief Inspectors of Area offices cut across local governments and Development Areas.
Principals in their contributions called for a holistic measure by governor, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura to tackles some nagging issues affecting secondary education in the state.
Some of the complaints include.
Porosity of public schools, the Principal of Government Girls Science School, Garaku raised concerns over the absence of security at the female secondary school.
“We liaise with the Divisional Police Officer of Garaku and we were given two police men who assisted the school from 6:00 to 6:00 am”.
The principal of Government Science School, Nasarawa Eggon lament over shortage of teachers, adding that the few corpers posted are seriously engaged in CDS having few days to teach.
The Principal of Science School, Obi expressed displeasure over the state of dilapidated structures in the school, calling on the education ministry to rescue the school from total dearth.
Principal in Wamba raised alarm over the absence of education Inspectors in the area, while Ibrahim Orume of Government Science Secondary School, Lafia has attributed the introduction of free education to the condition of education in the state.